Bill Chappell

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71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book

Friday, February 24, 2017

An all-time high temperature for February was recorded in Boston. After breaking a 111-year-old mark for this day, Buffalo, N.Y., also equaled its record high for the month.

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Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Friday, February 24, 2017

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."

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Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

Friday, February 24, 2017

Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire. The FBI has joined the investigation.

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The Small North Carolina Town That Wants To Dissolve Itself

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Unwilling to impose a property tax and unable to offer services beyond streetlights, the town council in Centerville, N.C., is working to repeal its charter.

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Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City's Airport

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Inside western Mosul, a resident tells NPR that ISIS has forced residents to knock holes in their houses to create tunnels for the militants to use.

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Is Now In Space Station's Grip, One Day After Aborted Docking

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NASA had originally planned for the Dragon craft to reach the space station three days ago. It's carrying crew supplies and a range of scientific experiments.

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Citing 'Racial Stereotype,' Supreme Court Says Texas Inmate Can Appeal Death Sentence

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."

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Seijun Suzuki, Director Of Delirious Thrillers, Dies At Age 93

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

These days, Suzuki's Branded to Kill is widely seen as a masterpiece; when he made the absurdist thriller in 1967, he was fired.

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North Korean Diplomat Joins List Of Suspects In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Elusive Bull Is Apprehended In New York City, Died En Route To Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

For more than an hour Tuesday, a runaway bull kept its dreams of freedom alive — until officers managed to capture it in Queens. A rescue group offered the escapee a home, but he never made it.

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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," the former teen idol, 66, says of his condition.

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Israeli Soldier Who Killed A Wounded Palestinian Is Sentenced To 18 Months

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sgt. Elor Azaria's defense team says they'll appeal the decision. Tuesday's sentencing hearing drew demonstrators who support Azaria.

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Trump Talks Jobs At Boeing Plant In South Carolina

Friday, February 17, 2017

The president's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing. "We want products made in America, made by American hands," he said.

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Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device

Friday, February 17, 2017

The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.

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Spain's Princess Cristina Is Cleared In Fraud Trial; Her Husband Gets Prison Time

Friday, February 17, 2017

Infanta Cristina de Borbón and her husband were accused of embezzling millions of dollars in public donations to a sports charity.

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S.C. Man Is Accused Of Trying To Emulate Attack On Charleston Church

Friday, February 17, 2017

A 29-year-old man was arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., accused of buying a gun and ammunition as part of a plan to carry out a white supremacist attack "in the spirit of Dylann Roof."

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Court Moves 'Bridgegate' Case Forward, Setting A Date For Christie

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Judge Roy McGeady says there's probable cause for a probe to continue into the governor's involvement in a case that has generated federal charges against his former allies.

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Senate Narrowly Confirms Mulvaney As Trump's OMB Director

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Democrats who opposed his nomination spoke of Rep. Mick Mulvaney's view that Social Security and Medicare must be overhauled — something President Trump has promised not to undertake.

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'A Day Without Immigrants' Promises A National Strike Thursday

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day's proceeds to nonprofits that aid Latino communities.

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China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The opioid carfentanil is roughly 10,000 times more potent than morphine — but until now, it hasn't been a controlled substance in China.

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